Wildlife Photographer Shannon O’Shea is a relative newcomer to the amazing world of wildlife photography, having only been shooting for 8 years. When her husband noticed her taking a picture of a tulip in her garden with a little film-loaded camera, he thought she needed a “grown-up camera”. After downloading the first pictures with her new camera she was hooked and her new life began. Her photography obsession has gone way beyond anything she could have ever imagined. Photography has given her a greater appreciation of the beauty of nature and the wonders of wildlife. It certainly has helped her look at things in an entirely different way. She has met so many amazing photographers from all over the world who share her passion for photography.

Shannon and her husband enjoy travelling around the country taking pictures of wildlife, particularly waterfowl. Shannon also enjoys photographing nature, landscapes and architecture. Her favorite places for wildlife photography are central Florida and coastal South Carolina and of course the place where she began honing her trade right in her own backyard – Wildwood Lake in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Shannon’s work has appeared in magazines and websites all over the world, including numerous travel sites and youtube videos. Several of her photos have been published in Photography Week Magazine, the world's best-selling digital photo magazine. She was featured in the April 2014 edition of The Burg magazine and the Harrisburg Patriot-News as well as several times in the Penn Live edition. Her shot of a fawn in a hollowed-out tree stump was chosen for the cover of Member’s 1st Federal Credit Union’s 2015 calendar and her shot of a Sandhill Crane family was featured in the 2019 calendar. Her shot of three Canada Geese goslings has been published in a wonderful children’s book called “Benony and His Family of Canada Geese” by Jan Gardner. Her photos of a Turtle and a Wood Duck family have been published in the outstanding book “Grief: The Event, The Work, The Forever” by Lisa Zoll and Lynn Shiner. Her photo of a sunset at Hilton Head Island, SC was featured in Her photo of a baby Red Panda at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk was chosen as the Red Panda of The Month by Mozilla Firefox. The photo appeared on Mozilla Firefox’s Twitter page, as well as their Facebook page. She also had 8 photos chosen for the Picture Project on the South Carolina Information Highway website, Her photo of a Great Egret walking on alligators appears in the Great Egret species account on All About Birds, a free online bird guide from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Her photo of a Kwanzan Cherry Tree appears in the Henry Field's Seed and Nursery catalog. Her photo of a wild Big Horn Sheep was featured in a TEDxYosemite talk, "How a Lonely Cougar in Los Angeles Inspired the World" by conservationist Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, California Director of the National Wildlife Federation.

In 2014 she received and accepted an invitation to become a Getty Images contributor photographer. She recently had showings of her photographs at Artist Exhibits at The Benjamin Olewine III Nature Center at Wildwood Park and the Dauphin County Administration Building, both in Harrisburg, PA, Messiah Lifeways in Mechanicsburg, PA, Capital Blue Health and Wellness Center in Enola, PA, St. Thomas Roasters Coffee House in Linglestown, PA and the Art Association Of Harrisburg Gallery Walk in Harrisburg, PA. She recently gave a talk and slide-show presentation to the Appalachian Audubon Society – “You never know what you’ll see at Wildwood”.

Shannon is a native of Steelton, Pennsylvania and currently resides with her husband, Kenneth Buchanan, in Susquehanna Township. She plans on continuing her travels, improving her skills and hoping to have many more opportunities for people to see and enjoy her work.
You can view Shannon’s photography gallery on Flickr, a world-wide photo sharing site, where she has had over 10 million views of her work.
Buddy Icon photo by Shannon's husband Ken Buchanan at Orlando Wetlands Park, Christmas, Florida. Shannon has indeed been raised by Great Blue Herons! ; )

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    Mohamad... says:

    "some masterpieces by a real artist, well done Shannon"

    October 30th, 2018

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    pcunio says:

    "The most pleasant of company!"

    October 3rd, 2018

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    tikhont says:

    "Indeed beauty is everywhere in the wild nature, it is case for this gallery where every photo is perfect and reveals the beauty of what encircles us. Thank you Shannon for this very nice gallery."

    June 15th, 2018

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    alleged wire says:

    "Shannon's work is truly an inspiration and definitely worth a look at. The quality of her work is fantastic and should be seen and admired for many years to come. I love what Crystal Grace said "There is nothing more amazing then seeing real photography through the eyes of someone who has appreciation of nature at its finest" is absolutely right."

    April 8th, 2018

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    crystal7tee says:

    "I have been truly inspired by Shannon's work. In all aspects of her photos, I have been amazed at the close proximity she gets to her subjects.

    There is nothing more amazing then seeing real photography through the eyes of someone who has appreciation of nature at its finest.

    Shannon is a truly amazing photographer who has given me many new ideas as a beginner in FLICKR. I hope that many of our members give her the thumbs up and follow her work.

    Well done Shannon and congratulations"

    April 1st, 2014

Shannon O'Shea Wildlife Photography
August 2011
Steelton, Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
I am:
Female and Taken
Wildlife Photographer
shannonroseoshea [at]